Monday, January 19, 2015

2105 Graduate Education Week and Research and Creativity Symposium



Greetings Graduate Students!

Spring Semester is upon us and I wanted to get the word out to you about our 2nd annual Graduate Education Week and 7th annual Research and Creativity Symposium the week of February 23-27.

During this week we will be offering outstanding workshops, a graduate mixer and our 7th annual Research and Creativity Symposium.  This week has been planned as part of our new initiative to celebrate the accomplishments of RIT graduate students and to build a stronger culture of graduate education at RIT.  We hope that you will join us in building a stronger community at RIT for graduate students. 

Here is a complete list of events for the week and links to register for them. 
Monday February 23rd
9-11 a.m. Critical Thinking Workshop Presented by Chip Sheffield  ~ Building 87 Room 1100 ~  REGISTER HERE
Tuesday February 24th
10 - 11 a.m. Public Speaking Workshop Presented by the RIT Tiger Tales Toastmasters ~ SAU 1510 (The 1829 Room)  REGISTER HERE
5-7 p.m.  Graduate Student Mixer hosted by CIAS and the Office of Graduate Studies ~ Vignelli Center REGISTER HERE
Wednesday February 25th
9-11 a.m. Introduction to Grant Writing Workshop Presented by Rebecca Sumner ~ CIMS 2240/2230 REGISTER HERE
2- 4 p.m. Cross-Cultural Communication in Academic and Everyday Settings Presented by Stanley Van Horn ~ USC 87-3200 REGISTER HERE
Thursday February 26th
2-3:30 p.m. "Top Ten List of Things I Wish I Knew Back Then" with a focus on small business and the barriers to growth Presented by Patrick Talty ~ Campus Center 2610 (Bamboo Room) REGISTER HERE
Friday February 27th
8-5 p.m. 7th Annual Research and Creativity Symposium ~ 

The number 1 reason students give for registering for the RIT Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium is “my professor told me it was a good opportunity.”

I want to encourage you to submit your works of research, scholarship and creative endeavor in the 2015 Graduate Research and Creativity Symposium.  This is an opportunity for you to discuss your work with an audience beyond the classroom.  You can be at any stage of research from beginning to end.  There are opportunities for oral and poster presentations.  There will also be a luncheon as part of the symposium with Ray Ptucha as the keynote speaker.  Registration is now available online and will be open until February 15th, 2015.  For more information on the symposium  Register Here  Once you have registered I will be sending you instructions on how to deliver your research information to me and a schedule for the day. 


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me

Thanks

Rauncie Ryan

Welcome New Tigers!!!



Greetings new Tigers!

My name is Rauncie Ryan and I am your Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Success.  I want to extend a hearty welcome to you and invite you to come by my office anytime for a cup of coffee and some conversation.  I am so glad to hear that you will be joining us at RIT for the Spring Semester.  I look forward to meeting you.

I wanted to touch base with you about some very important events you will want to attend at the end of this week. 

First of all there will be a resource fair Thursday January 22nd in the Fireside Lounge, located in the Student Alumni Union between 1pm-5pm.  Come to the Office of Graduate Studies sign in table to get signed in and get your cool RIT swag.  This is only for new incoming graduate students.  Be prepared to show your student ID. 

Secondly on Friday January 23rd at 9 a.m. in Ingle Auditorium in the Student Alumni Union there will be an orientation for Mycourses.  You will need to know how to navigate Mycourses to get your syllabus for classes and to be able to turn in work for some classes.  Following the Mycourses orientation all graduate students will stay in Ingle from 9:30 – 11 a.m. for an orientation by the Office of Graduate Studies.  You will get to meet those wonderful people in Graduate Admissions who helped you through the process of applying and then they will pass the torch to me and I will be sharing tips about how to navigate your time here at RIT.  You will also get to meet some key people from RIT offices that will be very helpful to you who will be our special guests for orientation. In addition those who attend this orientation will have a nice surprise at the end.  I hope to see you there! 


Here is the schedule:

Thursday January 22nd  1- 5 p.m. Resource Fair, Fireside Lounge, Student Alumni Union – Report to the Office of Graduate Studies table

Friday January 23rd  9- 11 a.m.  Ingle Auditorium - Mycourses Orientation followed by Office of Graduate Studies Orientation

Here are the links to our webpage and our social media.  Please join to keep up to date on what is happening with graduate student community at RIT.

Our official RIT website


Official Office of Graduate Studies Facebook


RIT Graduate Student Success Facebook


Office of Graduate Studies Twitter


RIT Graduate Student Success Blog




Again, let me welcome you to RIT and remember to dress warm.  Rochester is a beautiful city but it is cold out there.  J
         

See you soon!!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Introductory Teaching Skills Workshop for Graduate Students

January 22 and 23rd, 2015

Introductory Teaching Skills Workshop for Graduate Students 

Register Here

Faculty: Malar Hirudayaraj, Ph.D., Torrence Sparkman Ph.D., Linda Tolan Ph.D. Sr. Associate Dean CAST, Linda Underhill, Ph.D., RD
You must be able to attend both half day sessions on Thursday, January 22, and Friday January 23rd 2015,  9:30 am -1:30 pm, LOW(12)-1135
The Office of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with teaching experts at the College of Applied Sciences and Technology (CAST) is offering a series of two workshops introducing graduate students to basic teaching skills.  The workshops are open to all graduate students at RIT and are an experimental pilot exercise aimed at designing a training process that will thoroughly prepare graduate students to be effective teachers.  The workshops are designed to be independent from specific course content, and focus on pedagogy, instructional design and related topics. 
Registration is limited to 35 students. 
Because we anticipate that these workshops will be oversubscribed, we ask that if you need to cancel, let us know as soon as possible.
These courses are supported by the Office of the Provost.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Graduate Student Success Newsletter November 17-23 2014



RIT Graduate Student Success Newsletter for the week of November 17 – 23
Let it Snow! Special Edition

Greetings! This morning on the drive in I snapped the picture above of the entrance to RIT.   I hope you have your warm boots and winter gear out and ready to go.  It seems that snow has decided to come a bit early this year.  If this is your first time in the snow or you just love the snow I would love to see some pictures.  Send any #snowatRIT pictures to me for our website.  

Suggestion Box
Thank you to all the students who have taken the time to fill out a comment for us on our website.  If you have not gone to the website yet and checked out our new online suggestion box please do.   Your comments can remain anonymous if you wish.  GRADUATE STUDENT VIRTUAL SUGGESTION BOX
Graduate Student Mingle Monday, November 17th 
I am looking forward to seeing you at the Mingle.  We will have a limited amount of cider and cookies so please take the time to register so we know how many to plan for.   Once again we will be meeting in the lobby of the Innovation Center from 5-6 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to meet other students from across campus.   You can register here
 WORKSHOP
Wednesday November 19th
Creating your CV  Sharitta Gross, Presenter   This workshop will help you to create a winning CV.  Please join us in GIS Building 81 Room 3140 at Noon.  - 1 p.m. GIS Building 81-Room 3140 - Register here  
Remember to come by our office for a free cup of coffee and an amazing study space with the best view on campus.  

Visit our website for more upcoming workshops and graduate mingles. 

Do you want to have an event in your area?  Let us know.  We are willing to come to your department or college.  

 See you soon!
Your Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Success
Rauncie Ryan
LRRGLA@rit.edu

Monday, November 10, 2014

Workshop Newsletter for November 10-16



Graduate Student Success Workshop Newsletter for the week of November 10 – 16
Greetings!
Time is flying by and we are almost to Thanksgiving week.  Before you know it the semester will be over.  I have a great workshop for you this week.
Are you a TA or have an interest in working with other students or teaching when you graduate?  The workshop we are offering this week will help you with communicating with students of different cultures. This workshop is part of a series of workshops we will be offering for TA’s and those interested in being TA’s.   


November 12
3-4:30 p.m.
Sustainability Building (81) room 3140
Part of the Special TA training workshop series -   Cross Cultural Communication in Academic and Everyday Settings REGISTER HERE
Stan Van Horn Presenter

Coming up next, Monday, November 17th  Student Mingle. 
Once again we will be meeting in the lobby of the Innovation Center at 5 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to meet other students from across campus.   You can register here

Remember to come by our office for a free cup of coffee and an amazing study space with the best view on campus. 
Visit our website for more upcoming workshops and graduate mingles.

Do you want to have an event in your area?  Let me know.  I am willing to come to your department or college. 

See you soon!
Your Assistant Dean of Graduate Student Success
Rauncie Ryan